13 beaters injured as trailer overturns on shoot day.

The East of England Ambulance Service was called just before 1pm to Lodge Farm in Great Bentley.

Police said 11 men were taken to Colchester Hospital – 10 with minor injuries and one seriously injured.

A woman, who was seriously injured, and a man, who suffered cuts and bruises, were taken to hospital, Romford. Paramedics said four of the injured were airlifted to hospitals.

This incident has now been referred to the Health and Safety Executive.

Doctors said the casualties were mostly elderly men who ‘were believed to have been working as beaters on the shoot’.